Bold New Hair

I’ve been planning this hair cut for months. I knew I wanted to do it, but needed to wait until my bangs/fringe grew out. Normally, they’d grow super fast, but of course when I want them to grow they move like snails. But the day was finally here! I armed myself with a ton of photos for inspiration. Translation: I downloaded a ton of ScarJo photos to my phone, enough to make a folder.

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The moment I saw her rock this hair, I knew I needed it. I showed up for my appointment, told my stylist what I wanted and she was super excited! It helps that she’s someone I’ve known since school. She’s done all kinds of things to my hair over the years, and she’d never steer me wrong. She looked through the photos I had, and decided that my bangs were long enough! Then we talked about a color. I’ve always wanted red and have tried it in the past, but it’s a lot of upkeep plus I didn’t want to do any bleaching. We went with a shade that would show pretty awesome on the shaved parts and a bit darker on my overall hair.

Here’s a before!

I woke up like this. No seriously, I woke up about 10 minutes before I took this.

I woke up like this. No seriously, I woke up about 10 minutes before I took this.

And here’s the after!

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I. Love. It! I don’t think I’ve ever loved a hair cut more! I feel like I have a hair style now instead of just hair. Jenn showed me a few different ways to style it, which I really appreciate it. I’m very “girl challenged” and don’t do hair/makeup well. I feel confident thought that I can handle this. The hilarious part is though that ScarJo JUST colored her hair red too. Which of course sent the internet into a possible “Short Hair Black Widow” frenzy.

I was really nervous about getting the cut. I know it’s just hair, and it’ll always grow back, but it can really make or break you. We’ve all had that bad haircut that left us in tears. Where we just wanted to wear a hat until it grew out. But this? I just want to run around and show it off and take a shitload of selfies!

5 Fandom Friday: Five Fictional Vehicles I’d Love To Travel In

This week it’s all about those rides! There are some really cool ways to travel around when you think of all the fandoms out there. You could cover everything from a typical car to a box that flies around time and space! You could travel big, or small. You could whip around corners or take your time and take in the scenery! I tried to make mine a mix of ways to get around. Onto the list!

1. Jurassic Park Jeep

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You can’t honestly be surprised, right? I’d put any Jurassic Park involved vehicle on my list! If I had the money I’d totally buy one or customize a Jeep.

2. TARDIS

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I don’t consider myself a true Whovian but I do enjoy the show. If I could have a vehicle that could transport me to anytime and any place? I mean, come on! It’s like teleportation!

3. Iron Man Suit

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What? It’s totally a mode of transportation! It gets you from Point A to Point B, correct?

4. The Milano

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You have to admit it’s a pretty sweet ship! Plus you can listen to all those mix tapes you saved from middle school! But you now what they say, if the ship is a rockin’ don’t come a knockin’!

5. Black Widow’s Harley

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I mean, do I really need to put words here? It’s a shame it ended up being smashed to pieces. Damn you Ultron!

And there you have it! I know, it might be a shock that there aren’t any Star Wars or Star Trek vehicles here but I’m not really into either of those franchises. I think I just heard some jaws dropping to the floor! It’s OK, just means more of those things for the rest of you! Now if you want to learn more about 5 Fandom Friday, be sure to check out The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick!

I can’t wait to see what everyone included this week!

My Four Things Post

Ari of Comics and Cookies posted a really fun “Four Things” blog post and then tagged some of us to take part. I’m not going to tag anyone because I want everyone to do it! I think it’s a fun way to learn about fellow bloggers. I changed a few things though to work for me. One example of something I changed is the first item. It was “Places Lived” but I’ve never lived anywhere else, so I changed it to conventions! Feel free to make changes as well to make it work better for you!

Four Conventions I’ve Attended:

  • San Diego Comic Con
  • C2E2
  • Baltimore Comic Con
  • HeroesCon

Four jobs I’ve had:

  • K-Mart Cashier
  • Claires Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Admin. Assitant

Four things I don’t eat

  • Cornbeef
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Salami

Four of my favourite foods

  • Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Venison
  • Strawberries

Four films I’ve watched more than once

  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • Zodiac
  • Nightmare Before Christmas

Four TV Shows I watch

  • Arrow
  • Criminal Minds
  • Parks & Rec
  • Gravity Falls

Four things I’m looking forward to this year

  • Meeting Jeremy Renner next month.
  • Seeing my friends in Chicago
  • Katy getting to meet Chris Evans
  • SDCC 2016 Planning

Four things I can’t live without

  • My Phone
  • Keurig
  • Family
  • Hand Lotion

Four places I’ve visited

  • London
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • San Diego

Four pet peeves

  • People who stand too close/invade personal space
  • People who talk to you like you’re dumb
  • Bad drivers
  • Bad movie behavior

Four things I wish I could do

  • Draw
  • Sew
  • Surf
  • Cook

Four subjects I studied at school

  • Veterinarian science
  • Creative Writing
  • Journalism
  • History

Four things near me right now

  • Diet Snapple
  • My Phone
  • Funko Pops
  • Family Photos

There you go! I thought it was a pretty fun little exercise. Again, I didn’t tag anyone which means I want all of you to do it! I can’t wait to read all of your lists.

My 1st Geek Girl Brunch! Plus DC Fun!

This weekend I finally attended my first Geek Girl Brunch DC event! I’ve been trying to go since our chapter started but things happen, and schedules don’t always line up. The theme for this month was Harry Potter and it was a blast! The brunch was held at a cafe inside of a bookstore which was perfect. We each received some cute little swag that included wands and house ties! Our officers really did a great job! Not to mention the food and strawberry mimosas were fantastic!

Are you hungry now? Yeah, me too! Everyone at the brunch was really great and we had some awesome conversations about what a Black Widow movie should be, cosplay, Ant-Man, and more. It was a really great time and I can’t wait to attend another Geek Girl Brunch. A huge “Thanks” to everyone who helped pull it together and Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe for being such great hosts.

Before brunch though, Deidre and I did a little movie location stalking and checked out the building that was used as Steve Roger’s apartment in “Captain America: Winter Soldier.” It’s in Dupont Circle, right outside the Metro.

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Sadly, Steve wasn’t home. Maybe he was out looking for Bucky. Or picking up groceries. After brunch we headed back to our hotel to change before heading off to see “Ant-Man” again with another friend, Courtney. The theater was pretty packed and the audience loved it. I can’t remember the last time I heard such an awesome response to a film. I can’t wait to see “Ant-Man” again when I take my parents next week!

Sunday was going to be Museum Day but it ended up being one of the hottest days of the year (100F). We managed to check out the Air & Space Museum though before calling it a day and heading home.



We plan to go back in the Fall and check out more. Ya know, when it doesn’t feel like Hell on earth. But you know what helps fight the heat? A Mango Fruit Blast Smoothie from Baskin Robbins.

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How was your weekend? Has anyone else attended a Geek Girl Brunch?

5 Fandom Friday: Things Bought At Cons!

This month has been really good for 5 Fandom Friday prompts! This is another one that stood out to me. It’s funny though because as I attend more conventions, what I buy kind of shifts. It use to be things like shirts, but now it’s more along the lines of sketches and artwork. Of course you’ll always find me stalking out the Marvel booth though!

1. Marvel Agent Carter SSR Shirt

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I think this was a SDCC exclusive last year? Honestly it all runs together. If you attend a lot of conventions I’m sure you can relate! I love this shirt though and I wore it when I saw Ant-Man last night!

2. My Jurassic World Sketch!

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This was done by the awesome Michael Duron at HeroesCon! Isn’t it adorable? He always does a fantastic job. If he’s at a convention near you be sure to check him out!

3. Hashtag Necklace

My lovely little hashtag from @houseofdarkly #C2E2

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I bought this at C2E2 from House of Darkly! She always has some pretty cool stuff at her booth. Plus she’s just an all around great and sweet person!

4. Black Widow Car Decal

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Another item I snagged at HeroesCon! Just goes to show I really do buy a mix of things and stuff.

5. Hayley Atwell Photo Op

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I’m interested to see if anyone else includes photo ops on their lists! I mean, they are things we buy at conventions. This is another one from C2E2. Hayley was just too sweet and amazing to everyone.

Most of these are recent, just because everything runs together, like I mentioned before. I could easily have made this list nothing but sketches or artwork. I always try to get at least one sketch done at every convention I go to. I even managed to get one from SDCC before! Or this list could have been nothing but things I bought from the Marvel booth.

Now it’s time to go see what goodies all you lovely people have come home with!